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What is metacog?

Watch this video for some behind-the-scenes thinking about metacog, our ground-breaking data analytics work. What is metacog? metacog is a series of APIs (application programming interfaces), or more simply put, software tools that give information to other software applications. What does metacog do? metacog is the engine in your car. It’s the paint on your paintbrush. It’s…

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What’s Next? Part 4: NextGen Digital Experiences

This is the fourth in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, our Director of Digital Solutions, Michael Rogers, discusses what’s next in digital development. I’ve added a few more insights below.

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EdTech Tip: Plagiarism

In our last EdTech Tip we discussed how we approach fact checking in the digital age. One of the keys to fact checking is to put the onus on the writer: document your sources. This saves the fact checker time, and it has an added benefit—it makes it easier to  detect plagiarism. Plagiarism is not necessarily something done by evil…

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EdTech Tip: Fact Checking

When educational content goes digital, there is a tendency to pick up and adapt processes that were used for print. Often that works well, but shifts in thinking are usually needed. When it comes to fact checking print products, for example, we assumed that if a fact was correct when published, it would not be considered an egregious…

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What’s Next? Part 3: Assessment

This is the third in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, Victory’s staff discuss what’s next in assessment. We’ve added a few more thoughts below. Feel free to use the comments to join in the conversation. A Variation on “The Chicken or the Egg?” Which comes first, change…

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metacog Partners with PhET Interactive Simulations

A lot of education companies are putting data analytics to work, because the first step in improving student outcomes is to see where students are. All Data Analytics Were Not Created Equal But you can only get so much from information collected outside the activities. That kind of data is like taking student attendance —…

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Tech Tip: Video Subtitles in Multiple Languages

Perhaps your educational products are now being published in other countries. If your products use video, that poses a problem: How can I efficiently create videos that can work in multiple languages? Watch this video for quick tip we think you will find useful when subtitles are an option.

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metacog Releases Automated Real-time Rubric-based Scoring API

Victory’s spinoff metacog just released its advanced scoring analytics API at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. See the press release here, and feel free to share it with your colleagues. Why Assessment Has Changed Assessments have been evolving rapidly, mostly due to these factors: The new standards (Common Core and Next Generation Science) focus on practices…

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What’s Next? Part 2: Curriculum

In this video, Victory’s editorial directors for STEM and ELA/Social Studies discuss what’s new and what’s next in curriculum development. Below are links to resources alluded to in the discussion. It has always been true that technological advances change education. Here we examine more deeply why these changes take place and discuss (in historical context) how…

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What’s Next? Part 1: The Purpose of Education

In these times of change, it is good to focus on what hasn’t changed: the purpose of education. We see this as a guiding light that will help us chart a course for success on each and every project. In this 4-minute video, the Victory team shares some perspectives on what’s new and what’s next…

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